Sports Coaches As Mentors Research

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SPORTS COACHES AS MENTORS: A RESOURCE FOR SOCIAL WORK SERVICES TO ADOLESCENTS

by

LYNDELE DOROTHY ROSSELLOTY

Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of

MASTERS OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (MENTAL HEALTH)

at the

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

SUPERVISOR: PROF W F VAN DELFT

JUNE 2010

i

DECLARATION I declare that: ‘Sports coaches as mentors: a resource for social work services to adolescents’ is my own work and that all the sources that I have used or quoted have been indicated and acknowledged by means of complete references.

……………… L.D. Rosselloty

…………………. Date

ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you to all the children and coaches who participated in the research and made it possible. Thank you to my long time work colleague Ronelle Ferreira for her technical assistance.

iii ABSTRACT

The research was motivated by social workers’ need to develop additional resources to address the problems of
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